(hyphen after the date indicates public comment, plus sign after the date indicates comment to Mr Woodward)
(all dates are year 2020)
Jan. 22 - "We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It's going to be just fine. ... We're in great shape. China's in good shape, too."
Jan. 24 - "China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!"
Jan. 30 - "We only have five people. Hopefully, everything's going to be great. They have somewhat of a problem, but hopefully, it's all going to be great. But we're working with China, just so you know, and other countries very, very closely. So it doesn't get out of hand. But it's, you know, it's something that we have to be very, very careful with, right? We have to be very careful."
Feb. 4 - "We are coordinating with the Chinese government and working closely together on the coronavirus outbreak in China. My administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat."
Feb. 7 + "It goes through the air, That's always tougher than the touch. You don't have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that's how it's passed."
Feb. 7 + Now it's turning out it's not just old people, ... Just today and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It's not just old- older. Young people too, plenty of young people.
Feb. 10 - "Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away."
Feb. 11 - "In our country, we only have, basically, 12 cases and most of those people are recovering and some cases fully recovered. So it's actually less."
Feb. 24 - "The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. ... Stock Market starting to look very good to me!"
Feb. 26 - "When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that's a pretty good job we've done. ... We're testing everybody that we need to test. And we're finding very little problem."
Feb. 27 - "It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear."